DANGEROUS SHOALS The THIRD Jack Beale Mystery Spring has arrived in the small NH coastal town of Rye Harbor and all seemed right in the world. Jack Beale and Max, the feisty red haired bartender at Benís Place, are back together after their split up the previous year and are looking forward to enjoying a carefree summer together. Then, someone who they thought was just a memory reappears, pursued by a psy- chotic killer. When he ends up dead, Jack and Max become the killerís new targets. What should have been an easy, relaxing summer for Jack, Max and his cat, Cat, becomes a battle of wits and a fight for survival.
HAS BEEN A BRUTALLY COLD WINTER in the New Hampshire coastal town of
Rye Harbor, leaving drifts of sea water frozen solid in the salt
marsh. Finally, the weather warms enough for the ice to begin to
break up and drift out to sea. That's when a woman's body is
found under a slab of ice left by the outgoing tide. Max, the
feisty redheaded bartender at Ben's Place, recognizes that the body in
the ice is her aunt's partner, This triggers a series of events
that will eventually threaten Max's life as well. It is up to her
best friend, Jack Beale, to unravel the mystery.
Fate. . . Chance. . . Destiny. . . Call it what you will, but sometimes life changing events begin in the most innocent and unexpected ways. For Jack Beale that moment came on a perfect summer morning as he stood overlooking Rye Harbor when something caught his eye. In that small space between the bow of his boat and the float to which it was tied, a lifeless body had become wedged as the tide tried to sweep it out to sea. That discovery, and the arrival of Daniel would begin a series of events that would eventually take Max from him. Who was the victim? Why was Daniel there and what was his interest in Max? Was there a connection? And, so began a journey that would take Jack from Rye Harbor to Newport, RI and, eventually Belize, as he searched for answers.